Information on the project will soon be added along with regular posts by the collaborators.
In celebration of Olympics past-present-future, Big Dance Beijing has been developed alongside sister projects 'Big Dance London' and 'Big Dance Rio de Janeiro', leading to a 30-minute film to be screened in London's Trafalgar Square on July 14 2012. The film features local Beijing residents from all walks of life dancing at public venues across the city and will be presented on a large screen prior to "Big Dance London" at Trafalgar Square involving more than 3000 participants. | go to the blog |
Are the arts of East and West as separate as they might sometimes seem? In a shifting world, what can different practices of artmaking and criticism say to one another across the linguistic, cultural, geopolitical, and geographical distances which might lie between them?
DANSCROSS 2009 is part of a long-term collaborative initiative involving the Beijing Dance Academy and ResCen Research Centre at Middlesex University. In 2009/10, it brought together some of the world's most talented and versatile dancers and eight choreographers responding to the creative challenge of the 'box' – a set of constraints designed to test Stravinsky's proposition that the more restricting the rules you have, the more freedom you achieve; a concept replicated by the Chinese character for 'crisis' which contains a representation for 'crisis' coupled with a representation for 'opportunity'. | go to the blog |